Catch & Release

The Catch & Release (English catch and release) is a philosophy of fishing for which you do not kill the fish caught, whatever fishing technique used, but it raises in water.Do not there is no certain information about the origin of this behavior, but we can be sure to have started in the US in the sphere of fly fishing and spinning black bass or perch trota.Queste two fishing techniques, fly-fishing and spinning, they are tutt 'Now disciplines fisheries that support more and practice catch & Release.Studi scientific faculty of ichthyology various international and marking of the fish caught, have shown beyond doubt that fish released not only survive, but can be recaptured . The environmental impact of the fishermen who practice this technique is almost nil because the fish population in a specific area is not so affected by the taking indiscriminate.

Release the fish caught, for those shares, implements and promotes the practice of catch and release, is not only a sign of civility and respect for the environment, but is a true philosophy and approach to fishing, where the joy of capture is added happiness of seeing just caught the animal free again.

Basis points of Catch & Release

The technique of Catch & Release, which allows you to release fish caught bringing their little damage and allowing the subsequent survival, it consists of some basic rules:

1. Use single hooks and barbless

multiple hooks (anchors) and barbed hooks cause serious injury to the fish that endanger their survival. Using single hooks and free dell'Ardiglione we can more easily unhook the fish and no cause him danni.Normalmente the barbless hook does not increase significantly the percentage of slamature during the recovery of the fish.

2. Retrieve and unhook the fish quickly

fish during recovery fight strenuously for free. This unequal struggle causes severe stress with the release of excessive levels of lactic acid. This symptom of excessive stress caused by a slow recovery is the position that the fish assumes after being released: stand still long and, in severe cases, it leaves horizontally to the current. Equally important is the fast unhooking favored by the absence dell'Ardiglione hook. The fish can survive out of water for a few minutes and it is appropriate to reduce this time to a few seconds.

3. Keep the fish in the water

if the recovery we bring the fish right on the shore, especially if sandy or stony, what the cagionerà other wounds caused by shock or friction on a rough surface. We recall that the skin of the fish is covered by a mucus PROTECTIVE and that the loss of this mucus caused by rubbing on the ground can determine parasitic infections. The fish must be released while it is still in the water.

4. Handle the fish with wet hands

essential not to touch the fish with dry hands: undergoes a thermal shock due to the different temperature of the body (36 °) than that of his body, which coincides with that of the water in which it lives. Wet your hands enough reduces the thermal shock and also avoids the removal of mucus surface. The delicacy and attention when handling it is just as important: we must avoid stressing particularly the gills and tighten it firmly. The screen, it has a network without knots, it can be helpful as long as you are careful not to snag the net with gills.

5. The unhooking

besides doing everything gently and quickly keeping the fish in the water, you should be used pliers (such as hemostats). The fish is hooked deeply (the fish hook which has clung to the esophagus and mouth) should not be unhooked. In this case the unhooking causes very serious injuries in vital parts: it is best to cut the lenza.Come alternative to cut the line, existed for a short time (from October 2006) one disgorger (Larchy) able to locate the hook, free up the pin and reverse their position, even in the deepest esophagus and remove without the danger of hanging up the path to the outside, so that the wounds above are minimized. Since everything takes place in an automatic way, the operation is carried out in a quick, safe, while the fish remains in the water and without the need to grab it.

6. Resuscitation

if the fish is exhausted should not be let go immediately: you must keep it in the water by placing a hand and against the tide. Moving a little back and forth you enter the water and then the oxygen in its gills and release it only when it starts to move by itself trying to break free.